This course is designed to enhance the care provider’s knowledge about the sexual needs of persons with dementia. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: define dementia, associated cognitive changes, and common behaviors associated with dementia; describe the difference between sex and intimacy; describe the cognitive changes caused by dementia that impact sexual behaviors; define the physical changes that affect sex in the older adult and persons with dementia; describe how to assess for consent in an individual with dementia; identify techniques for healthcare providers to redirect sexual attention; and list tips for communicating with family members about the sexual needs and behaviors of their family member with dementia.
This course is approved for 2.0 CE/Contact Hours for:
- California RCFE Administrators
- California Nurses (RN, LVN, LPN) (CA BRN)
Must pass final quiz with 80% or more; may re-take as often as needed.
This course is approved for Dementia under the following Core of Knowledge: Managing Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias.
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